Archive for January, 2010

For my Friend JP the Blogger

January 29, 2010

Compliments of my email Friend.

 To JP who made me laugh so often just when I needed it.  It’s a South African English vernacular adaptation of Southern colloquiums; if you don’t understand everything I shall try to explain.

 JP, old friend, this is to reciprocate for:

 http://elcampeador.com/2010/01/28/ed-and-dorothy-courtesy-a-friend/

 And for:

 http://elcampeador.com/2010/01/28/from-the-marine/

  Pasop vir die Boere
  
    Barack Obama was sitting in his office wondering which country to invade next, when his telephone rang.

   “Howzit, Barack!” a voice in broken English said. “This is Koos Vannermerwe here from the Doringboom Bar in Welkom , South Africa . I am ringing to inform you that we are officially declaring war on you, boet!”

   “Well, Koos,” Barack replied, “This is indeed important news! How big is your army?”

   “Right now,” said Koos, after a moment’s calculation, “there is myself, my cousin Jan, my next-door neighbour Lang Hannes, and the entire darts team from the pub. That makes eight of us!”

   Barack paused. “I must tell you, Koos, that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command.”

   “Blikkiesfontein!” said Koos. “I’ll have to ring you back!”  Sure enough, the next day, Koos called again. “Barack, my china, the war is still on! We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!”

   “And what equipment would that be, Koos?” Barack asked.

   “Well, we have four Hilux double-cabs, two kombis, an old Case bulldozer, and Vet Gert’s John Deere tractor”.

   Barack sighed. “I must tell you, Koos, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers. Also, I’ve increased my army to 1,5 million since we last spoke.”

   “Liewe erdvark!” said Koos. “I’ll have to get back to you…”  Sure enough, Koos rang again the next day. “Barack, ou swaer, the war is still on! We have managed to get ourselves airborne! We’ve modified Doepie’s ultra-light with a couple of shotguns in the cockpit, and four okes from the Virginia Hengelklub have joined us as well!”

   Barack was silent for a minute and then cleared his throat. “I must tell you, Koos, I have 10,000 bombers and 20,000 fighter planes. My military complex is surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air missile sites. And since we last spoke, I’ve increased my army to TWO MILLION!”

   “Slaat my dood!”, said Koos, “I’ll have to ring you back.” Sure enough, Koos called again the next day. “Jis, jis, jis, Barack! I am sorry to tell you that we’ve had to call off the war.”

   “I’m sorry to hear that,” said Barack. “Why the sudden change of heart?”

   “Well,” said Koos, “we’ve all had a long chat over some klippies and coke, and decided there’s no way we can feed two million prisoners of war!”

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Joe, the Weaver and Spinner and the lost Thread

January 28, 2010

You have all read my Blog.

 https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/joe-the-weaver-and-spinner/

 Now please HAVE A GOOD LAUGH AND READ:

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/25/off-thread/

 Ouch!  “We went a bridge too far,” and [ouch, ouch] “But more time on health care, unfortunately, is the last thing Obama can afford to spend. It has consumed too much of his presidency, and his political capital, already. He needs to make himself politically relevant to the public again.”

 Joe, with no thread you cannot spin or weave any cloth; loosing the thread on top of it means no clothes for the Emperor.

 You must listen to the People, Joe.  What more do you need to figure that YOU LOST THE THREAD IN MASSACHUSETTS?

Joe, the Weaver and Spinner

January 24, 2010

The Weaver is Spinning.

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/24/spinning/

Spinning

Posted by Joe Klein Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

 “I watched David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett and bits of Robert Gibbs on the Sunday shows this morning, and it wasn’t pretty. I’m still not sure where the Administration stands on health care reform–all in, partly in, all out…and if partly in, which parts? Obama himself told Stephanopoulos earlier in the week that insurance reform was still possible…but then told the Ohio town meeting on Friday that insurance reform isn’t possible unless you have a mandate because people will choose not to buy health insurance until they need it.

So, confusion. It’s unavoidable at this point–the system is still shuddering from the aftershocks of the Massachusetts election and it’s difficult to sense what sort of legislation is still possible. But it would be nice to hear the Administration acknowledge something like this: We went a bridge too far. When you have to resort to deals like the Cornhusker Kickback, the Lieberman collapse, the union buyoff, you don’t have the broad support that’s necessary to put something like health care reform into law. As Karen has argued, that’s the most important message from Massachusetts. Another message: we like the universal health care we have in Massachusetts, but we don’t want to make any sacrifices–especially when it comes to Medicare.”

 His head is spinning:

 Darn that Karen Tumulty woman.

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/19/massachusetts-senate-race-election-day/

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/23/anatomy-of-anger/

 “And I had a whole bunch of political advisors telling me this may not be the smartest thing to do.”You’ve got a lot on your plate:  the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression; two wars.  You may not get a lot of cooperation. you’re going to have a lot of pushback from the insurance companies and the drug companies.  It’s complicated.  Don’t do it.”

 Darn China!

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/23/a-good-fight/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+timeblogs%2Fswampland+%28TIME%3A+Swampland%29

 “The Chinese, who have been acting pompous and huffy on the global stage in recent years, are upset that Hillary Clinton has challenged them on internet censorship. Too bad. This is a good fight to have–and a very good moment to show the Chinese that we’re not going to be pushed around.

In the end, the most important point is this: The Chinese own our debt, but they don’t own us. In fact, we have them over a barrel…and we should use our leverage the same way the big banks did, by forcing them to support us. After all, we’re too big to fail.”

Darn those China Students:

 https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/the-day-the-students-laughed-in-china/

 Darn and damn the guy who posted this:

 https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/cycles-andor-circles-in-the-affairs-of-nations-and-countries/

 And last but not least Darn and Damn those Voters in Massachusetts.

Chatterboxes of Comedy

January 23, 2010

You want to laugh at the Obama Media Support?  Read these two Swampland Blogs:

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/23/anatomy-of-anger/

 Karin Tumulty warns them on what Scott Brown said after Obama had lost Massachusetts:

 “What’s in the bill now? What’s the final version of the bill? No one really knows what’s in the bill because every time we turn around, there is a new backroom deal with a carve-out. I’ve read the bills too.”

And let us settle that now for ever and all.  No matter how many excuses, explanations or blaming it on Bush, the central core fact is simple: Obama lost Massachusetts!

 Now look at the other Swampland Blog; very clearly a matter of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/22/president-obama-finds-new-approach-to-healthcare-stump/

 Michael Scherer warns:

 “. . . Well not entirely new. But it was notable, in light of the apparent collapse of his major legislative initiative this week. From the top of his Town Hall today, at the Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. (In his opening statement, he used a variation of the word “fight” 20 times.)”

But the best is kept for last.  An American Blogger confessed a few weeks ago in a UK Telegraph Blog on Sarah Palin’s book that she had not read the book but supplied the following link for her doubts about Miss Sarah.

http://chattahbox.com/us/2010/01/06/palin-who-attended-6-colleges-in-6-years-attacks-obama-as-professor/

What you will find there is a lot of sewerage drivel and the headline says it all.  But you maybe got to read the “entire research” to find what the UK Blogger actually believes.  Treat yourselves to this immaculate source of her information.

Sarah Palin openly and candidly confirms that she took five years to get her degree because she worked her way through college and often had to skip a semester to work and earn money for the next semester.  The Chatterbox journalist [if you can call him such] decided to make it six years.

I then submitted a Comment to Chatterbox on Obama’s 2008 Election claim that he was a Professor in Constitutional Law once.

“Maybe your journalist should rather tell where the real man got his qualifications, where he was appointed and when he served as a professor.  Come on, this is a real test for you.  Let’s have all the facts on the table, hey.”

 And the strange thing happened.  Don’t take my word for it. You try and submit a Comment to Chatterbox and see what happens.

 But it is a strange World we live in Master Scott, a very strange World indeed.  Some people will believe any lie that they want to believe because it is easier than the truth, and it consequently proves that the liar will always fool some of the people all the time.

 Perhaps Joe, the Anonymous Bully, and he being a consummate artist in the presentation of the facts as seen by Joe the Kingmaker will intervene at this point and put matters straight.

A War of His Own

January 23, 2010

Does the President now want to start a War of His own?  Is Afghan not enough?

 I can’t be mistaken on this because I heard Him saying in His own voice in a Radio broadcast.

“If they want a fight it is one that I am ready for.”  I just heard the last words and may not have it 100% but that is the gist of it.

 Is this a mouse that roared?  Or is it a belated effort to impress Massachusetts?

 Everyone with common sense knows that the World is infested with crooked bankers.  But all the President has to do is catch the one who steals the widow’s money.  Indict the culprit, strip him of his assets, repay the widow, and then lock the guilty banker away for life.  Simple!

 But to seek a fight with the banks at this time is insane; to restrict business activity and honest entrepreneurial skills is worse.

 It is time to impeach this man and remove Him from office before does any more harm.

A fading Star over Massachusetts

January 20, 2010

And it is falling fast!

 Who would have thought it?  He did it in less than a year from stardom to disgrace; missing what was to be a memorable celebration by one day.

 Blogs mushroomed with updates from 12 noon until 21:00 pm that fateful Tuesday January 19th, 2009.

 Just a few tell the story:

 http://pumabydesign001.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/scott-brown-wins-massachusetts-senate-race/

 http://elcampeador.com/2010/01/20/tonight-the-independent-voice-of-massachusetts-has-spoken-brown-said-this-senate-seat-belongs-to-no-one-person-no-one-political-party-this-is-the-peoples-seat/

 Perhaps the cruelest blow was delivered by a “fan club” of admirers and Kingmakers of 2008.  The reader should spend some time to read all the comments from the great expectations when this Blog opened, through the midway panic and the final rejection.

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/01/19/massachusetts-senate-race-election-day/

 The end was as devastating as predicted in an early comment:

 “What the Democrats are not saying is that this election is all about the myth of one man called Obama and that the myth has largely evaporated.  It is one year tomorrow; and tomorrow will tell how much of the myth is left, if anything at all.”

 The aftershocks from Massachusetts will reverberate around the Globe while the long knives are put to work in the once noble Democratic Party, and the aftermath of that will linger on.

Chat Box for Visitors

January 18, 2010

Guardian of the Mail

I have set up a Chat Box for my Friends for initial distribution to:

 

http://sstorm0730.com/2009/10/14/they-cant-handle-the-truth/

 

http://pumabydesign001.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/obamafail-latest-rasmussen-poll-has-obama-approval-rating-down-to-27/

 

http://nolanimrod.com/2010/01/16/seat-wears-many-hats/

 

http://elcampeador.com/2010/01/18/various-and-sundry-reasons-are-preventing-direct-linking-to-this-story-so-i-shall-give-you-the-blurb-on-it-from/

 

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009/02/17/obama-takes-a-victory-lap/

 

The fellow in the photo will be the Guardian of the Box and there is nothing that he cannot handle.  If you want me urgently of if you have any off-topic comment just place it here.  I will check in with him and collect new mail once a day.

 

 

 

Two Classic Animal Stories by Paul Gallico

January 17, 2010

I bring you two classics of a bygone era from the master. If you want to share my joy just Google Paul Gallico, or Ludmilla the Lonely, or The Snow Goose and submit your order.

The Snow Goose takes you back to Dunkirk and the desperation; then the good in mankind rises to the challenge.

I am not going to tell you more. But you will find a sudden heart wrenching twist in the tale that will choke you up near the end before it will make you want to do someone a kindness. It will blow your breath away!

If you are lucky like I was way back you will find both stories in one book. They are both short and Penguin, I think, published them together once but they are each worth a small fortune.

Ludmilla the Lonely

Did you know that the cow [like humans] takes nine months from conception to birth? Add to that and consider the value of milk; then buy this book and read it

First you read it for yourself; then to your six year old; then pass it on to the grandparents and all people younger than one hundred.

There is this little cow that was not blessed with external beauty, except for her eyes that glowed with a desire of a golden heart to spread joy and kindness, but she doesn’t deliver milk, or somehow fails to do so.

On the annual climb to the summer pastures in the high mountains where the good grass grows to produce the sweetest milk she almost gets left behind because some thought she might not even survive the climb, and not produce anything in any event but someone sees the longing in those eyes and she goes along, almost as an afterthought.

She survives the climb; the grass is good that year; soon milk was flowing; mountain cheeses were heaping up but for poor little Ludmilla.

Until she wanders off in desperation and down a little path on one side came across the sweetest grass and she feels something reacting in the scrawny little body when she swallows the first bite. That night the owner looks in wonder at those two eyes that are now shining and takes the milking stool to her. And he takes the stool again the next day; and another one; before everyone became aware that a miracle was happening.

This is as far as I will go. You have to walk the story through the book.

Gallico speaks to humans through the animal and though it is not possible to lift mankind quite up to the level of the noble animal, Gallico gets you almost there. If you allow him to try a little harder and you help him lifting, we can almost make it, but not quite.

Maybe someone somewhere will make it when he/she has read both these books.

A Fallen Star

January 10, 2010

I never …

No I better not. You have to be the judge; it’s your money after all. You decide.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/01/06/2010-01-06_unveils_bank_fraud_gets_jail.html

Sorry Folks; my system is still bugged. The link will appear correctly in a first comment.

Do read all the Comments.

A Bright Star over Alaska

January 5, 2010

I have just finished reading ‘Going Rogue’ by Sarah Palin.

Auto Bios are not my usual favorite genre but I believe one should read some of them in order to maintain the balance and for this reason I have over the past two years read the hot wind by both Clintons and Obama [Dreams], the more modest words by John McCain, and now Miss Sarah.

She deals frankly with much in American politics including the now “generally accepted dictum that it is OK for politicians to lie” and the messy “pork” legislative deals.

BTW, they are trying to run her and the book down but she is laughing all the way to the bank. Two million copies now confirmed sold. See:

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/12/sarah-palins-rogue-hits-1-on-nyt-bestseller-list.php

And it is pretty hard to argue with 293 million Google entries!